Ken Urban

Ken Urban is a playwright and screenwriter based in New York. His plays have been produced Off-Broadway at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 59E59 Theatres, The Summer Play Festival at The Public, and Studio 42. He has developed new work at a number of theatres including Playwrights Horizons, Huntington Theatre Company, Theatre @ Boston Court, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Donmar Warehouse (London) and Primary Stages. In 2015, A Future Perfect received its World Premiere at SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston. Sense of an Ending opened in London at Theatre503 in May, then in New York at 59E59 Theatres in August. Upcoming in 2016-17: The Awake at First Floor Theater in Chicago, and A Guide for the Homesick at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston. Awards include the Weissberger Playwriting Award, Huntington Theater Playwriting Fellowship, Headlands Artist Residency, Djerassi Artist Residency, Dramatist Guild Fellowship, and MacDowell Colony Fellowships. He is a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center. He wrote the screenplay for The Happy Sad, which screened internationally at over 25 film festivals, and is now available on iTunes and Amazon. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service in the United States and Methuen in the United Kingdom and Europe. He plays in the band Occurrence and they will release their new album The Past Will Last Forever this fall.


New Plays In Progress: A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK (Playwrights’ Center), THE PAST WILL LAST FOREVERTHE IMMORTALS (with the Civilians’ R&D Lab


Recent Productions: THE CORRESPONDENT at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in New York (Jan-March 2014), A FUTURE PERFECT at SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston (Jan-Feb 2015), SENSE OF AN ENDING at Theatre503 in London (May-June 2015), SENSE OF AN ENDING at 59E59 Theatres in New York (Aug-Sept 2015), THE AWAKE at First Floor Theatre in Chicago (Feb-March 2016).

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